I can't imagine a more stunning collection of inspiring images and ideas to kick of the new year here on Vale + Vine. Every element in this Canmore, Alberta elopement photographed by Justine Milton and styled by Birds & Honey embodies the epitome of elegance and sophistication styled to suit a rural, dramatic locale. From the bride's gown with its luxurious flowing skirts, sheer floral bodice, and blush hue to the groom's dark blue, perfectly tailored suit accented by polished brown shoes and a green bowtie, the couple's wardrobe compliments the evening sky, the blue-grey mountains, verdant forests, and crystalline waters. The tablescape is equally tailored to perfection with loose floral arrangements reminiscent of alpine wildflowers and forest foliage while the calligraphy and paper goods make a simple statement that speaks to the organic, natural feel evoked in the rest of this elopement shoot. This is Canadian styling and natural beauty at its finest, and I'm so honoured to feature this standard of design and creativity on Vale + Vine. I'm looking forward to publishing more work of equal quality and inspiration in 2016 and welcome submissions from both across Canada and beyond.
Credits // Photography - Justine Milton / Design + Styling + Coordination - Birds and Honey / Hair + Makeup - Canmore & Banff Makeup Artistry / Floral Design - Amy Sanderson Flowers / Gown - Hayley Paige / Bridal Salon - Delica Bridal / Calligraphy + Stationery - The Weekend Type / Ring Box - The MRS Box / Ribbon - Stella Wolfe //